The Food Safety department in 2006 has made FSSAI registration compulsory for every food business and food product. In order to make easy availability to customers safe and standardized foods, this FSSAI registration process is put into use.
According to the FSSAI Food Business Regulation Act, only trivial food manufactures and sellers can begin food business without registration process (FSSAI). This trivial food business includes an individual or a group of people sells food, hawker, temporary stallholder and distributing food to any social gatherings or religious meetings. Apart from these businesses, if anyone needs to start a food-related business must possess an FSSAI registration process. The following are the eligibility, fee and documents required for an FSSAI Registration/License.
Eligibility to FSSAI
- Each food business owner who has an annual turnover that does not cross the income of INR 12 Lakhs per year.
- Any food retailer who deals in food products.
- An individual who manufactures or sells any food product by themselves.
- If the temporary stallholder carryout the food product sales.
- Any cottage or food industry or small-scale industry that deals in the food business and has a food production capacity of up to 100 KGS or 100 LTRS per day. But this production capacity does not include the meat production and meal production.
- Any small-scale industry that deals in the food business, and procures, collects and handles up to 500 LTRS of milk each day.
- Any food industry or small-scale industry that has the slaughtering capacity of accommodating two large animals or ten small animals or fifty poultry birds per day.
- An individual who distributes food in any religious or social gathering except a caterer.
Documents Required to Apply For an FSSAI
- Proof of photograph.
- Any Id proof such as AADHAAR, Voter ID, PASSPORT, or PAN.
- Proof of premises possession – In case any difference as mentioned in ID Proof.
- Declaration form.
FSSAI Registration and FSSAI License
The small-scale food businesses should obtain FSSAI registration by filing the FORM A from food safety department. The registration application can be rejected within seven days by the authorities of Food Safety dept after intimation in writing. Once this registration is processed, you can use this and start your business. This FSSAI registration should be displayed in the place of food business every time.
Any entity that does not come under a small-scale business should get an FSSAI license for operating a food business in India. This FSSAI license is of two types, the first is State FSSAI License and the other one is Central FSSAI License. Depending on the nature and size of the business, this authority would change. Transporters, manufacturer and importers of food products dealing in a large scale food business need a central FSSAI license. On the other hand, the state FSSAI license is mandatory for medium-sized food processors, manufacturers and transporters.
The FSSAI license application is registered through Form B to the concerned food safety Licensing Authority along with the mandatory self-attested declaration, annexures, and affidavit. This license is granted for a span between 1 and 5 years as requested by the food business owner. The more the years are the more the license cost would be, and in case if the registration is obtained for 1 to 2 years, then this FSSAI license can be also renewed by filing another application within 30 days of the expiry date of the current FSSAI license.
Documents Required for FSSAI Central License
- Form-B duly signed and completed by the owner or proprietor.
- Blueprint or layout of the business area location.
- Contact details of the Business Directors.
- List and details of the types of machinery and Equipment.
- Details of food items to be manufactured
- Owner’s photo ID and address proof issued by the Government of India. In the case of a company, the Directors photo ID /address proof.
- Water report analysis report from a recognized public health laboratory.
- Proof of premises possession.
- Pesticide residues report of water in case of units manufacturing carbonated water or mineral from hazardous sources.
- Copy of the license and NOC from the manufacturer.
- Food Safety Management System plan or certificate.
- Source of milk( if applicable).
- Source of meat and meat processing units ( if applicable).
- NOC from the municipality and local body (if applicable).
- MCA Incorporation Certificate ( if applicable).
- Supporting proof of turnover( if applicable).
- NOC/PA issued by FSSAI
- IE Code issued by DGFT (The Directorate General of Foreign Trade) for importers.
- Certificate provided by the Ministry of Tourism ( if applicable).
- Supporting proof of turnover for vehicles, if applicable.
- FSSAI Declaration Form.
Fee Structure for FSSAI Central License
- The fee for a new FSSAI license is Rs.7500
- The fee for a renewal FSSAI license is Rs. 7500
- The fee for modification of the FSSAI license is Rs. 7500
- The fee for an FSSAI duplicate license is Rs.10
Documents Required for FSSAI State License
- Form-B duly completed and signed by the owner.
- Blueprint and layout of the area location.
- Contact details of the directors of the business.
- Details of the types of equipment and Machinery.
- Owner’s photo ID and address proof issued by the Government of India.
- List of food category that must be manufactured.
- Authority letter with the name and address of the director or owner.
- Proof of possession of premises.
- Partnership affidavit of proprietorship/owner.
- Copy of License and NOC ( No Objection Certificate) from the manufacturer.
- Food Safety Management System Plan/certificate obtained.
Fee Structure for The FSSAI State License
- A fee of RS. 5,000 is applicable for productions that exceed 1Megaton and for milk units ranging from 10,001 to 50,000 LPD or 501 to 2500 Megaton per annum.
- A fee of Rs. 3,000 is applicable for productions that are below 1 Megaton and for milk units ranging from 501 to 10, 000 LPD (Lighting Power Density ) / 2.5 to 500 Megaton per annum.
- A fee of Rs.5,000 is applicable for hotels ranging till 4 Star.
- A fee of Rs. 2,000 is applicable for All Food Service providers and several other Food Business Operators in the State.